Trends & Market Research

Scott Reese says good-bye to Autodesk

After 19 years at Autodesk, Scott Reese, executive vice president in charge of product development and manufacturing solutions, left the company last month to assume the position of CEO at GE Digital.  At Autodesk, Reese focused on next-generation products and high-growth business initiatives across various industries, managing the development of cloud products geared to the manufacturing and AEC industries. To … Read more

Unlocked—a movie about data

Z by HP has rebranded their Z product line as Z by HP and recently released Unlocked, an interactive 35-minute film that weaves data science challenges into an action-packed story to unlock an ancient mystery. Blending Hollywood-caliber production value, interactive storytelling, and data challenges, data scientists around the world are invited to participate in the project at for a … Read more

Rethinking trade shows; Avid takes a time out

The general thinking in the US is that as Omicron loosens its grip, the pandemic will also recede to become something a recurring seasonal illness like the flu and colds—annoying but not deadly. Eventually, that probably is what happens but in the meantime, companies are rethinking their marketing strategies. 2019 was more important than we realized. NAB, IBC, CES, and … Read more

Nvidia’s Q4 FY22 Results Drive Ahead

Nvidia reported a terrific revenue gain of $7.64 billion for the fourth quarter ending January 30, 2022, which was up 53 percent from a year ago and up 8 percent from the previous quarter. Gaming, Data Center, and Professional Visualization market platforms each achieved record revenue for the quarter and year. For fiscal 2022, revenue was $26.91 billion, up 61 … Read more

AMDlinx—and now they are one

In October 2020 at the height of the Covid pandemic, AMD surprised the computer industry by announcing it would acquire FPGA inventor and maker Xilinx for $35 billion in stock. Xilinx was founded one year after Altera. In 2015, Intel acquired Altera for $16.8 billion, and its revenue at the time was $1.9 billion; Xilinx’s revenue was $2.4 billion. At … Read more

Dassault announces year end results for 2021

As this is being written, Dassault is spelling out its plans for the future during 3DExperience World 2022. The company says it is poised for a new period of growth as it aligns its major product lines including Industrial Innovation (such as Catia and Enovia), Mainstream Innovation (Solidworks and Centric), and Life Sciences (Medidata and Biovia). Dassault has had its … Read more

AMD’s Q4 2021 results

AMD reported record quarterly revenue of $4.8 billion up 49% year-over-year and record full-year revenue of $16.4 billion up 68%. Gross margin expanded and operating income more than doubled from the prior year. “2021 was an outstanding year for AMD with record annual revenue and profitability,” said AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su. “Each of our businesses performed extremely … Read more